More Power to the People

Ahlstrom Schaeffer Gears Up for Another 60 Years

More Power to the People

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Skill and craftsmanship can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. It’s all about training and experience. And that’s at the core of Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric Corporation’s business model, according to vice president and partner in ownership, Dave Painter. In the electrical field it’s the master craftsmen […]

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Local Names in National Women’s History Month

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut March is Women’s History Month, honoring women who have succeed in business, academics, the sciences, professions and the paid labor force. These are the women who have defeated yesterday’s outdated customs. Since the first International Women’s Day in 1911, the observance grew until 1988, when U.S. presidents began issuing annual […]

The History Mystery

The History Mystery

Is it really history if nobody remembers it? One of the most often used expressions in the English language (not a scientific poll, I just heard it so many times from my kids that it seemed to be the answer to everything!) is… wait for it… “Oooops. I forgot.” That seemed to serve quite well […]

Cinderella or Super Hero?

Cinderella or Super Hero?

That’s the big thing about March Madness basketball. There’s always a place at the Big Dance for Cinderella to win it all, though usually the Super Hero title goes to somebody else. But that’s all part of the excitement. Nobody ever knows how it will all come out until the final buzzer. This year, the […]

Don’t Look Now…

Don’t Look Now…

This one’s for women only. Men, don’t peek! OK, go ahead. I know you can’t help it, anyway. And besides, this question is really for everybody. How come the Women’s Movement – the one that historians say might have begun as long ago as 1848 in the United States – the one that was supposed […]

Better Together? The $20 Million Question

Better Together? The $20 Million Question

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Few people would turn down a cool $20 million if it dropped into their laps. Chautauqua County totally agrees. In fact, as NY Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced, your county just won $50,000 to complete a final plan by June 28 that can bring it all home. The idea is […]

Territory

Territory

It’s something we all want, whether we think about it very much or not. We all want our space, our territory… our own place in the sun. The famous and whacky comedy duo of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner had a classical routine about territory. Brooks was the 2000 Year Old Man who remembered the […]

Future Farmers Keep America Growing

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Every year since 1947, chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) around the country have celebrated National FFA Week. The date was selected to include George Washington’s birthday in honor of his legacy as a farmer and agriculturist. FFA Week, February 18 to 25 this year, is always observed […]

If you don’t like it…

If you don’t like it…

There’s always something you can do about it, like these old favorites… If you don’t like the heat… get out of the kitchen. If you don’t like it here… move. You’re not a tree, are you? If you don’t like the way I drive… get off the sidewalk! There’s always something more interesting, more fun […]

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